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Office of

Randy Cunningham


Total cost of 29 office trips: $111,350.29


Trips by Randy Cunningham
Total cost of congressperson's 6 trips: $25,572.04

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: DSR, INC. SPONSORED THE TRIP ZIFF-DAVIS COMPANY DID THE REIMBURSEMENTS
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Apr 19, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,288.70
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: BAR ASSOCIATION OF SERBIA
Purpose: SPEAKING AND AWARD ACCEPTANCE EVENT
Date: Jun 23, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $588.44
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Safari Club International and affiliates
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT DINNER
Date: Mar 22, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,337.50
source

Destination: SIOUX FALLS, SD
Sponsor: American Gas Association
Purpose: ATTEND THE ANNUAL ENERGY SEMINAR
Date: Sep 28, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,030.50
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO SAUDI ARABIA TO SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: Ziyad Abduljawad
Purpose: TO MEET WITH GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS LEADERS TO PROMOTE DISCOURSE AND BETTER RELATIONS BETWEEN THE TWO NATIONS
Date: Apr 3, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $10,537.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO SAUDI ARABIA TO SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Ziyad Abduljawad
Purpose: TO MEET WITH GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS LEADERS TO PROMOTE DISCOURSE AND BETTER RELATIONS BETWEEN THE TWO NATIONS. (*NOTE: DUE TO SECURITY CONCERNS, I STAYED IN A PRIVATE HOME AND ATE IN PRIVATE HOMES. LISTED BELOW ARE MY BEST ESTIMATES REGARDING EXPENSES)
Date: Dec 9, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $10,789.90
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Randy Cunningham

Harmony Allen
Tillie Fowler
Katie Hanvey
Dewitt Hardin
David Heil
Nancy Lifset
Kathleen Shields
Victoria Stackwick
Erin Strawn



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